Strolling Through History: Civil War Tourism Around DC

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Co. K 3rd Mass. Heavy Artillery, Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War.

Strolling Through History: Civil War Tourism Around DC

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we explore well-known and well-hidden landmarks in the Washington region.

Did you know the District's Shaw neighborhood is named for the commander of an all-black Civil War regiment? Or that cannons at Fort Reno fired on advancing Confederate troops? As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we explore well-known and well-hidden historic sites with a lasting impact on the Washington region.

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